Kindness Quotes

 

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people. --Abraham Joshua Heschel

Great persons are able to do great kindnesses. --Miguel de Cervantes

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.--Nathaniel Branden

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. --George MacDonald

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. --Eric Hoffer

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essense of inhumanity: George Bernard Shaw

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.--The Dalai Lama

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel. --Harold Kushner

The greatest pleasure I have known is to do a good action by stealth and to have it found out by accident. –Charles Lamb

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own. --Benjamin Disraeli

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror. –Ken Keyes Jr.

The best way to find good in thyself is to begin to look for good in others. –Unknown

The worldly man treats certain people kindly because he 'likes' them: the Christian, trying to treat every one kindly, finds himself liking more and more people as he goes on - including people he could not even have imagined himself liking at the beginning.-- C.S. Lewis

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. –The Apostle Paul (Col 3:12)

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.--Washington Irving

Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other -- it doesn't matter who it is -- and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other. --Mother Teresa

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. –Unknown

In the second half of my life, I have come to agree with King David when he said "Psalm 63:3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee." (Psalm 63:3) -Gary Amirault

If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. --Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. --Amelia Earhart

We are never more like Jesus than when we are choked with compassion for others.--Unknown

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. --Albert Schweitzer

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. --Scott Adams

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. --Barbara De Angelis

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. --Mother Teresa

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. --Aesop

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence or learning. --Frederick W. Faber

…God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance… --The Apostle Paul (Ro. 2:4)

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. --Albert Schweitzer

I choose kindness...I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me. --Max Lucado

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own. -Benjamin Disraeli

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. --Seneca

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger. --Albert Schweitzer

If you think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. --Unknown

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. --John E. Southard

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. --Albert Schweitzer

The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth. - Albert Einstein

Kindness is the oil that smoothen the friction of life. – Anonymous

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. Arthur Ashe

All you have shall some day be given; Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors. Kahlil Gibran

No matter how little you have, you can always give some of it away. --Catherine Marshall

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. --C. S. Lewis

I've never known any human being, high or humble, who ever regretted, when nearing life's end, having done kindly deeds. But I have known more than one millionaire who became haunted by the realization that they had led selfish lives. --B. C. Forbes

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity. --George Eliot

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. --William Penn

"The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other." - Meryl Streep

"If it is not tempered by compassion, and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void. " - Karen Armstrong

"I call him religious who understands the suffering of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." - Oscar Wilde

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